Reiki Healing

This is part of a definition essay I wrote for research class while earning my Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology. Humans have practiced various forms of energy medicine therapies for over 5000 years. Feinstein and Eden, (2008) explain, “energy medicine is based on the supposition that illness results from disturbances in the body’s energiesContinue reading “Reiki Healing”

Ox and Horse

by Karie Loomis Ox spent his life working the wheat field. Never receiving benefit of its yield. Year after year, wheat did grow. For whom, Ox did not know. Ox loved a human. The one he called master. The man usually kind, no matter the disaster. Time past. Ox not as strong. Took all hisContinue reading “Ox and Horse”

The Farmer’s Luck

The Farmer’s Luck (One of my favorite Zen stories.) There was once an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years.One day, his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck, ” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned bringing withContinue reading “The Farmer’s Luck”

Dad’s Promise

Dad’s Promise by Karrie Loomis Dad would often come home to another stinking mess left in the bathroom by my grandpa who had dementia. Whenever Gramps’s poop smeared beyond the toilet lid, my sister and I’d let Dad handle the situation. “When I’m old, I will not live with you girls,” Dad promised his teenageContinue reading “Dad’s Promise”


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